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Does it work to wear reading glasses over monovision contacts to see computer?

Does it work to wear reading glasses over monovision contacts to see computer?

Not perfectly: Depending on the power of your mono vision, you may need a different glass prescription for each eye, so OTC readers likely won't work. A "computer" or intermediate range prescription can help and only use for mid-range (computer) work. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Should you wear reading glasses even if you have good eyesight?

Should you wear reading glasses even if you have good eyesight?

Perhaps: At age 46, presbyopia, the hardening of the lens which disturbs focusing at near - is inevitable. Reading glasses can help with the clarity for print and small objects. If you have these needs, the glasses will help. If you don't wear the glasses, you will struggle - but either way the eyes will do their best and whether or not you wear glasses, the eyes will not change from their destiny. ...Read more

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Will your vision slowly get worse if you wear reading glasses constantly?

Will your vision slowly get worse if you wear reading glasses constantly?

Reading glasses: Reading glasses or bifocals are part of aging. It's going to occur. The muscles in the eye that focuses up close weaken and the lens becomes less flexible. When you use reading glasses, these muscles do not have to work as hard, so the weaken more. But this is a normal pattern. It's like buying a pair of pants with a larger waist size, they feel better, but you'll probably never go back ...Read more

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Good or bad to wear reading glasses?

Good or bad to wear reading glasses?

Neither: If they improve your ability to see better at near, then you should wear them for this purpose. ...Read more

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Could i wear reading glasses all the time?

No necessary: Reading glasses provide good vision at near for those who are in the over 40 age group. You can wear them as much as you want although they will blur the vision at distance. ...Read more

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Can i wear +1.00 reading glasses at all times?

Can i wear +1.00 reading glasses at all times?

Yes: However, if you are not farsighted, they may blur your distance vision. They will not harm your eyes. ...Read more

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How bad is it to wear 'reading glasses' all day?

How bad is it to wear 'reading glasses' all day?

No: Glasses have no effect on the eyes. So you can wear glasses as much or as little as you want. ...Read more

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Is it bad to wear reading glasses a lot if you have good vision?

Is it bad to wear reading glasses a lot if you have good vision?

No...: ...But it may cause undue strain. Up until the 40s, the eyes can normally focus for near work. By the late 40s, near focus becomes difficult. Reading glasses are essentially magnifiers that help you focus up close. If you can focus up close on your own, there is no reason to use readers, and they can give you headaches. There is no danger, however, in using them. ...Read more

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It is good to wear a reading glasses even your sight is in perfect?

You can: Reading glasses magnify the print making it easier to read. They can be used even you don't "need" to use them. They will not harm your eyes or induce a need for glasses. ...Read more